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Local MPPs Celebrate Annualized Increases for Hospitals

Today, Bill Walker, MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, and Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce, have announced that local hospitals in Bruce and Grey counties are receiving annualized funding increases.

These funding increases are part of the government’s plan to better support small-and-medium sized hospitals and help in our efforts to end hallway health care. As announced in the Fall of 2019, this funding includes a province-wide increase in funding of one per cent for 66 small-sized hospitals, 1.5 per cent for 23 medium-sized hospitals and targeted funding to assist with unique situations and historical funding challenges.

In the Bruce-Grey region, the following total additional funding for 2020/21 will be received:

·         Grey Bruce Health Services – over 8.8 million;

·         Hanover & District Hospital – $295,000;

·         South Bruce Grey Health Centre — $668,700.